Food and Nutrition Services
Edina Public Schools is committed to supporting a school environment that promotes and protects students' health, well-being and ability to learn by encouraging healthy eating and physical activity. In partnership with Chartwells, our Food Service department offers a wide variety of healthy choices for all students.
Note: All meals prepared and offered by Chartwells K12 at Edina Public Schools does NOT contain any pork products and are free from peanuts and tree nuts. (Example: Turkey Ham Sandwich is made with poultry, not pork.)
Food Service Program extended through school year
The USDA has extended the free student meal program through June 30, 2021. This means all students under age 18 may receive a free breakfast and free lunch at school, if they choose, through EPS Food and Nutrition Services. Student eligibility status is NOT required for the SFSP program so lunch accounts will NOT be charged; all meals are free.
Any family who wishes may pick up breakfast and lunch meals for their students. Curbside pickup of meals is once a week on Wednesdays, at Door 15 behind EHS.
Pick Up Location: Edina High School, Door 15 (behind school)
When: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
We are currently operating under the USDA Summer Food Service Program where students will receive the following if they choose. Students must take all components and are unable to decline anything offered with the meal, including milk.
- Breakfast: Whole grain entree, 1/2 cup fruit or 4 oz 100% juice and 1% milk
- Lunch: Entree (whole grains and meat/meat alternate), fruit and vegetables and skim chocolate milk
Apply for lunch benefits to qualify for additional opportunities!
Although qualifying for meal benefits is not necessary to receive free meals, it is still very important to complete the meal benefits application as soon as possible! Qualifying for meal benefits also qualifies students for additional benefits, including: free ACT testing; participation in College Possible program; college scholarships; some government benefits; and discounts for things such as Comcast internet service, and tickets to various museums.
You should apply if:
- Your family qualified for meal benefits last year -- a new application MUST BE SUBMITTED EACH YEAR.
- Your family applied last year but did not meet income guidelines. The guidelines change a little each year and you may now qualify for benefits.
- Your household income has been affected by unemployment, health crisis, death or other circumstances.
Elementary schools prohibit peanuts, peanut products
This year, all elementary students will be eating lunch and snacks in their classrooms. To ensure a safe dining experience for all students, foods with peanuts and tree nuts cannot be brought to school. There are many students with life threatening food allergies and exposure to a peanut or tree nut product puts many students at risk of anaphylaxis. We need your help to keep everyone safe.
Allergies and Medical Conditions
If your student is in need of any special diet accommodations, please contact our Registered Dietitian, Alexandra Turnbull at email@example.com or 952.848.3812
Simply Good Nutrition
Our Simply Good Nutrition Education and Wellness program contains monthly materials for Wellness Committees, teachers and parents geared to students of all ages!
- Use our materials to highlight fruits and vegetables that we also feature on our menus.
- Hang our bulletin boards in your classrooms or hallways, use our activity sheets during classroom "down time," and send handouts home with parent.
- Host a short nutrition education lesson or a food demo to build excitement with students! All materials provided.
Did you know?
All grains offered with school breakfast and lunch are 51% whole grain or more!?
National School Lunch & Breakfast Program
- National Standards for School Meals
- Offer vs Serve Requirements
- What is Included with School Lunch?
- What is Included with School Breakfast?
Smart Snacks in School
- What is the USDA Smart Snacks in Schools?
- Beverage Guidelines for USDA Smart Snacks in School
- Smart Snacks in School and Fundraisers During the School Day
- Ideas for Smart Snacks
Check if your food or beverage is compliant with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Calculator.
The Meal Fund supports families experiencing an unexpected financial hardship. Learn how you can access the Meal Fund and how you can contribute.
Visit the Family Dashboard for information about COVID protocols during school lunch.
For questions regarding Educational Benefits for free/reduced lunch, call: 952-848-3811
Please direct all correspondence to:
Edina High SchoolAttn: Food Service6754 Valley View RoadEdina, MN 55439Make checks payable to:ISD 273 Food ServiceDirector of Dining ServicesDan Hutchinson952-848-3813Chartwells Registered DietitianAlexandra Turnbull, RDN, LD952-848-3812